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A Model using IoT for Healthcare Applications using Wireless Sensor Networks

Yih-Chun Hu, Hon Sun Chiu


There are several types of sensor networks for medical applications: implanted, wearable, and environment-embedded. Implantable medical devices are those that are inserted inside the human body. Wearable devices are used on the body surface of a human or just at close proximity of the user. Environment-embedded systems employ sensors contained in the environment. Possible applications include body position measurement, location of persons, overall monitoring of ill patients in hospitals and at home. Devices embedded in the environment track the physical state of a person for continuous health diagnosis, using as input the data from a network of depth cameras, a anesing floor or other similar devices. Body-area networks can collect information about an individual's health, fitness, and energy expenditure. In health care applications the privacy and authenticity of user data has prime importance. Especially due to the integration of sensor networks, with IOT, the user authentication becomes more challenging; however, a solution is presented in recent work.


Healthcare Monitoring, Hardware Routing Protocols, Network Security, Internet of Things.

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